Magazine and History

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Magazine and History
Magazine and History.jpg
ArtistAndy Warhol
Year1983 (1983)

Magazine and History is a 4.3-meter-high painting by Andy Warhol completed in 1983 and part of the Hubert Burda Media collection.[1][2]

It represent 25 covers of Bunte Magazine, a German weekly magazine that covers celebrity, gossip, news, and lifestyle matters.

Hubert Burda, owner of Bunte and Hubert Burda Media commissioned Warhol to create the artwork for the inauguration of the new offices of Bunte in Munich Arabellapark. The inauguration took place on December 4th, 1983 in presence of Andy Warhol.[3]

Hubert Burda had visited Warhol in New York City and commissioned him with several portraits.[4] He was impressed by his approach and his magazine Interview founded in 1969. It inspired him to modernize the format of Bunte magazine.[5][6]

In this print, each magazine cover is represented in a different color, acting as individual tesserae forming a different sort of multi-colored mosaic.

The painting was exhibited at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) of Munich in Die BUNTE Art exhibition in June 2018. Along Andy Warhol artwork, the exhibition included contemporary artists and photographers : Mirko Borsche, Carsten Fock, Roger Fritz, Hell Gette, Michael von Hassel , Olaf Nicolai, Anselm Reyle, Benjamin Roeder, Stefan Strumbel, Laurence de Valmy [fr], Mia Florentine Weiss and Wolfgang Wilde [7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die BUNTE ART". www.burda.com (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  2. ^ Beckmann, Marie (2014-09-25). "SNAPSHOTS, STARS, AND HEADLINES: ANDY WARHOL AND THE MEDIA WORLD". SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  3. ^ Online, FOCUS. "Künstler Andy Warhol und Verleger Hubert Burda im Jahr 1983 - damals war er selbst Bunte-Chefredakteur - Foto". FOCUS Online (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  4. ^ "Andy Warhol und die Offenburger Verlegerfamilie Burda". Nachrichten der Ortenau - Offenburger Tageblatt (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  5. ^ "Hubert Burda:". ZEIT ONLINE (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  6. ^ "Burda: Erfolg der „Bunten" dank Andy Warhol". tz.de (in German). 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  7. ^ Kraft, Katja (June 2018). "Sind Sie Kunst oder konnen Sie weg?". Merkur Munchen.
  8. ^ "BUNTE Art: Die Highlights der schillernden Eröffnung". BUNTE.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-19.